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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Problems and Repair Histories

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 127 repairs.

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (25%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 64 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Engine not specified

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Alabama, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

93000 mi

US $2000
Replaced 1 cat converter. And ball joint. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Wagon

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2014
May 2010

110000 mi

US $400
I replaced L&R front half drive shafts & boots. Dealer wanted $3000, my shop did it for $300 with rebuilt shafts. I replaced L&R front half drive shafts & boots. Dealer wanted $3000, my shop did it for $400 with rebuilt shafts. 
Apr 2013

141300 mi

US $600
All brake lines replaced. All fuel lines replaced. 
Oct 2013

162700 mi

US $160
Leaking steering pump 
Jun 2014

185000 mi
The car ended in a catastrophic failure. While driving smoke entered the cabin and a strong odor of burning. It was discovered that the vehicle was in fact on fire. the vehicle was put out to pasture. It's dead, Jim. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Aug 2004 - Mar 2016
Aug 2004

20000 mi

US $250
Warning light on, vacuum leak, repaired, never recurred. 
Apr 2006

40000 mi

US $100
A/C not cold, recharged. System leaks, periodic recharges ever since(DIY after the initial one). 
May 2012

69000 mi

US $4000
Front ball joints, rear shocks, Lower control arm bushings, steering bushing, tie rods(inner+outer) front axle boots valve cover gaskets 
Sep 2012

70000 mi

US $5000
Car stalled, would not start again. Transmission largely replaced 
Jun 2014

101000 mi

US $300
Loud exhaust noise - exhaust flange replaced/repaired. 
Aug 2014

102300 mi

US $200
Rear taillight circuit board shorted, needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2015

111700 mi

US $900
Corrosion of lines containing steering fluid and rear hydraulic suspension, needed replacing. 
Oct 2015

116700 mi

US $500
Lower control arm bushings worn out, causing pulling and uneven tire wear. Both bushings replaced, problem solved. 
Dec 2015

120000 mi

US $300
Bad auxiliary vacuum pump controlling ventilation flaps. Replaced pump, problem solved. 
Mar 2016

125000 mi

US $300
U joint failed. towed/replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

176000 mi

US $2000
Both original rear self-leveling suspension "accumulators" were leaking hydraulic fluid, giving the car an unbearably harsh ride quality Decided to replace both front shocks as well with OEM Bilsteins 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Iowa, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

175000 mi

US $125
Replaced battery to try and solve issue with transmission going into limp-home mode occasionally - did not fix problem. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2012
Jan 2011

152000 mi

US $1100
Alternator ceased functioning. Car ceased to operate at repair shop as battery was depleted. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2016
Jul 2011

110000 mi

US $20
1 front headlight keeps going out. 
Sep 2011

112000 mi

US $2520
Replaced engine and transmission mounts. Replaced catalytic converter. Repaired front headlight wiring. 
Nov 2011

115000 mi

US $300
Gas filler lock broken 
Nov 2012

134000 mi

US $500
Replace pads 
Jan 2013

137000 mi
Rear light out 
Jun 2013

143000 mi

US $1200
Air fan regulator replaced 
Nov 2013

150000 mi
CV Boot Tail light assembly 
Dec 2014

167000 mi

US $500
Window 
Jun 2015

174000 mi

US $2000
Replaced catalytic converters 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

349-horsepower 5.4L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

115000 mi

US $100
Replace Reciever and hose to condenser. #8 coil misfire. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2013

12000 mi

US $400
Window regulator broke, was replaced 
Nov 2013

26000 mi

US $200
leak in a sensor seal, replaced and now fine. 
Mar 2015

42000 mi

US $200
MAF sensor was failing, threw CEL 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

275-horsepower 4.3L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Colorado, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2010
Apr 2010

120000 mi

US $1500
catalytic converter was bad 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Michigan, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2014
Apr 2010

204300 mi

US $70
One HID headlight light bulb went bad, changed out both bulbs. 
Jun 2011

249000 mi

US $200
Replace both outer tie rods and align 
Mar 2012

277000 mi

US $160
Recently installed both lower ball joints. Did the work myself. Cost about 85 bucks for the parts, had it aligned for 75 bucks, and bought 4 new tires, at about 600 bucks for the 4. 
Sep 2012

297000 mi

US $8
Replaced leaking fuel hose. 
Oct 2012

300000 mi

US $79
Replaced regen valve. 
Mar 2013

315000 mi

US $20
Replaced rf wheel bearing. 
Apr 2013

318000 mi

US $200
Both upper control arm/ball joint assemblies 
Nov 2013

341000 mi

US $220
Alternator failed - lifetime warrantee, all I had to do was change it LR Caliper locked up - replace caliper, pads, rotor 
Mar 2014

349000 mi

US $65
Idler pulley bearing locked up and serpentine belt broke. Replaced both. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

275-horsepower 4.3L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2013
Jul 2013

154060 mi

US $99
Electronics enclosure cooling fan failed, causing blown fuse and no start condition; replaced cooling fan. Transmission pilot bushing seal failed, transmission fluid leaking; replaced pilot bushing, replaced fluid and filter. Rear left window regulator failed; replaced window regulator. Air conditioning non working; found leak in condenser. Replaced condenser, receiver/dryer, seals and condenser to receiver/dryer hose, recharged. Found auxiliary fan not working; replaced auxiliary fan belt and fan controller. Windshield wipers in rain sensing mode run continuously. Found faulty rain sensor; replaced with used sensor. Alarm continuously trips when wet out; temporarily coded out anti-theft functionality. Replaced pneumatic services equipment (PSE) with used one, coded. 
Aug 2013

154250 mi

US $231
SRS light illuminated due to high resistance in drivers seat belt emergency tension retractor. Replaced seat belt assembly, cleared AB event logs. 
Oct 2013

156000 mi

US $1700
Replaced engine timing guides which were causing noise. Replaced front coil springs, left front was broken. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Missouri, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2013
Jul 2011

171000 mi

US $600
Oil Level Senor needed to be replaced. Sent faulty "Check Oil Level" warnings to dash. 
Sep 2011

173000 mi

US $1000
Tire wear (feathering) on front passenger side. Caused by worn suspension components, i.e. lower ball joints. 
Mar 2012

178000 mi

US $2000
Engine Mounts Transmission Mounts 
Sep 2012

182000 mi

US $4500
hydraulic system failure. replace hydraulic unit @ $1920 + labor. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

127000 mi

US $1200
Catalytic converter failed on one side. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Oregon, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2015
Nov 2014

161000 mi

US $75
Water pump 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Arizona, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

128000 mi

US $2200
Catalytic converters 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

119000 mi

US $175
Door locks would lock/unlock while cornering; interior lights would come on or go off while driving; car alarm would go off randomly when parked. Turned out to be misaligned driver door switch -- quick fix solved all problems. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Turkey
Sep 2009 - Mar 2014
Mar 2010

94860 mi

$500
drivers side exhaust manifold replaced. Part was an upgraded part by mercedes with new part number 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Washington, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2015
Jun 2013

116000 mi

US $450
replace water pump, belt and tension pully 
Mar 2015

125000 mi

US $1
faulty ignition switch replaced 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Texas, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2014
Feb 2013

226000 mi

US $1245
Pigtail failed in right front headlight due to insulation breakdown. Could not repair with shrink insulation, so replaced both L and R headlight assemblies, including the front running lights. Also replaced L brake light assembly. 
Mar 2014

247000 mi

US $1200
Power steering pump failed. 
Oct 2014

253700 mi

US $2600
Exhaust hoses and fittings. Many parts replaced. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2011
Mar 2010

100500 mi
rear brake lights switch needed to be replaced 
Sep 2011

118000 mi

US $1300
replaced AC compressor and lines replaced emblem 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Sep 2009 - Nov 2012
Sep 2010

95000 mi

US $1200
FRONT END NEED TO BE REPLACED WEAR PROBLEM  
Jun 2012

135000 mi

US $300
new pads 4 wheels 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in West Virginia, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2015
Oct 2009

80000 mi
During routine maintenance technician discovered a valve cover seeping. They are supposedly contacting my extended aftermarket warranty company trying to get them to pay for the repair. Rear window power sunshade is malfunctioning. They are supposedly contacting my extended aftermarket warranty company to see if they will cover the repairs. Requires a new part, they cannot fix it. 
Mar 2011

88000 mi
The power rear window sunshade material was bunching up instead of disappearing into the cargo shelf like it is supposed to. Car underwent inspection by warranty company, work approved, new part ordered and installed. Both valve covers have been leaking for several months and were gradually getting worse. Warranty company inspected and authorized the replacement of both sides gaskets. The sunroof wind deflector will not raise on its own. The tech said a vinyl strip became stiff and prevents its proper operation. His opinion was too expensive to pay for myself and the warranty company refused to authorize this. 
May 2011

89000 mi
I had the car in 30 days before my aftermarket warranty expires. Trunk lock was frozen and the tech lubed and fixed it. Waiting for warranty company to approve a couple of other things. No charges yet because the R.O. remains open. 
Jun 2011

89000 mi

US $150
Rubber insulation fell off the GPS antenna. The shield is not available by itself so I had to order the painted cap that comes with the antenna shield and the underlying gasket. The rain sensing wiper is not working properly. They installed a new sensor but that did not help. They are now trying to locate the service manual (theirs was discarded) to see if there is any adaptation (programming) required. 
Aug 2011

90000 mi

US $500
I ordered the parts and the tech installed the cap for the GPS antenna (rubber tip broke off) and the photo-chromatic glass for the driver's side mirror (was darkening). The tech finally had the service manual and my intermttant wiper problem is diagnosed as the aftermarket windshield. This was still covered by the warranty. 
Oct 2011

91000 mi

US $200
I had a check engine light and a P0170 code that indicated a possible failed MAF. A friend loaned me one, I swapped them, and that seemed to fix it. I then bought one and installed it myself; problem solved. 
Feb 2012

93000 mi
The power rear sunshade malfunctioned again. This is the 2nd time I have had this replaced and I am told they are unrepairable. The last time the aftermarket warranty covered this and this time the 12/12,000 MB warranty did. 
Mar 2012

93000 mi
Although I didn't have any known problems I went in for their free safety inspection. I was told that both front ball joints have some play in them. The tech said this is very common. 
Sep 2012

96000 mi
Second tech also said I needed new ball joints. Then I got my preferred tech, and he said the other two techs were trying to "hose" me. The other two techs are no longer working there. 
Jan 2013

97000 mi

US $545
I had a check engine light and the dealer found 2 problems. The crankshaft position sensor was bad and also an oxygen sensor (right front). I received a 10% discount because I had a coupon. 
Jun 2014

104000 mi

US $65
The fuel filler cap tether broke so I bought the part from the dealer and they replaced that free because I bought the part there (cap + tether come as one part) along with a tire rotation. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2014
Jan 2010

108700 mi

US $100
Left rear window regulator failed 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.2L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

154000 mi

US $180
Both Outer CV Front boots were worn out. Replaced them both with aftermarket parts. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

145000 mi
Wire connecting to passenger seat SRS sensor was broken causing SRS dash light to stay lit. Removed seat, found break in wire, spliced and reinstalled seat. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2014 - May 2014
May 2014

138000 mi
The 2nd of the rear window power assemblies crumbled. 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

100300 mi

US $75
Replaced CPS. Intermittent stalling prior to replacement 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2016
Oct 2011

91000 mi

US $300
Right rear window lift failed and required repair. 
Sep 2012

107000 mi

US $640
replace front and rear pads and rotors added a few ounces of freon 
Nov 2013

118300 mi

US $751
replace left and right tie rod ends cv boot 
Dec 2014

126000 mi

US $600
Replace rear springs and shocks. 
Jun 2015

133000 mi

US $200
Vacuum pump module failed and was replaced with used part. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jul 2011
Oct 2009

74400 mi
Electrical leak drained battery. Replaced old aftermarket battery with new OEM unit from dealer for $400. Also unhooked integrated carphone, possible source of leak. Replaced 2 HID headlight bulbs. Installed permanent battery charger connection. 
Feb 2010

77780 mi
Intermittent engine non-starting (cranking, but not catching) resulted in CEL. Code described "crank position sensor". Code cleared, no charge. Repair to be made at later date with replacement sensor, problem not critical, will live with for now. 
Mar 2010

78740 mi

C $300
Loss of power when engine hot, cranked but wouldn't fire until cool. Crank position sensor replaced. 
Jul 2011

94860 mi

C $1900
Left-front wheel bearing heat-fused to hub, severely hamping wheel rotation. Two parts could not be separated in shop, whole assembly replaced. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

88040 mi

C $750
Replace crankshaft sensor. Problem found in computer memory. Cost to repair $350. Front brakes/rotors, also B service. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Great Britain
Oct 2009 - Sep 2015
Nov 2009

48000 mi

£1479
Driver noticed unusual noise from front of engine. Diagnosed by shop as water pump bearing failure and water pump replaced. 

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